The Government's Small Business Rate Relief scheme is still open for applications. The scheme gives up to 50% off rate bills for qualifying business properties and applications can be backdated to April 2007.
To qualify, the rateable value of your property must be below £15,000 (or £21,500 in London) and you must occupy just that one property (though you may still qualify if the rateable values of any other properties you occupy all have a rateable value below £2,200).
The benefits of the scheme are:
Applications should be made to your local authority as soon as possible.
Full details of the scheme are available by clicking here.
Date added: Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Latest updated: Friday 7th June 2013